Call me crazy, but I love grocery shopping. It’s my zen.
I’ll sneak out with one of the boys early on Saturday morning and wander the aisles for nearly 2 hours picking up rations for the week.
I don’t know how to turn on the laundry machine, my wife couldn’t tell you what a good price for bananas is. In our division of household tasks, I cook and she cleans.
The grocery store is such a great and creative place. The ingredients to create anything in the food world I right there. There’s seaweed to roll sushi at home, spices for exotic curries, and all sorts of colours, smells and inspiration around every corner.
The best part about the weekend ritual is spending it with the kids. Notice I said I bring “one of the boys”. I’ve tried 2-on-1 and it’s hectic, but taking one along is a great father-son moment. You may not like grocery shopping, but it can be a great life lesson learning experience for your kids.
At the end of a job well done, I give the guys a high-five and let them keep the coin I have to use for the grocery cart to put in the piggy bank at home.
Do you bring the kids grocery shopping?
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